What Graphic Designers Do

April 12th, 2011 No Comments

Although more and more awareness about what a graphic designer does is becoming prevalent, there are still many people that have no idea what a graphic designer actually does. A few years ago I put together a post defining what a graphic designer does. Now, Design Council UK has put together an excellent video on [...]

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Graphic Design Paradoxes

March 24th, 2011 No Comments

Tobias Bergdahl has put together 12 designs based on Adrian Shaughnessy’s “12 paradoxes of graphic design.” Have a look here. Adrian Shaugnhnessy is a graphic designer and writer based in London. In 1989 he co-founded the design company Intro. Today he runs ShaughnessyWorks, a consultancy combining design and editorial direction. Found via Quipsologies.

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MoMA Adds New Typefaces to Collection

January 27th, 2011 No Comments

MoMA has recently added 23 digital typefaces to its “Architecture and Design Collection.” There are some wonderful examples of beautiful letterforms here, as well as some historically important faces like OCR-A (used in barcodes). Matthew Carter, Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones can collectively claim authorship to over half of the list. Below is Hoefler & Jones’s [...]

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Ikea Changes Font Everyone Freaks Out

September 1st, 2009 6 Comments

Recently Ikea changed it’s house font from a modified version of Futura to the ubiquitous Verdana. Cue the freakout. Designers and typophilles all over the internet have been decrying the change. Even Time Magazine has written about the font controversy. All this outrage over a font? For some designers, it’s an issue of propriety — [...]

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10 TED Talks That Feature Great Graphic Design

January 31st, 2009 No Comments

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an annual conference in Long Beach, California. Each year the world’s foremost thinkers get together to give and listen to speeches. The excellent TED website hosts over 200 of these videos and adds more each day. I try to watch at least one per day. They have broadened my mind, [...]

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